Wednesday, 15 February 2017

SeaDream your way into French Riviera




SEADREAM Yacht Club's boutique SeaDream II will this April sail the entire western Mediterranean coast from one of the oldest cities in the world, Malaga in Spain's south, to the pulsating little principality of Monaco in the Mediterranean's far north.

After leaving Malaga, whose history dates back some 2,800 years, SeaDream II will take eight nights from April 28 calling into such desired port cities as Cartagena, Valencia and Barcelona in Spain, Collioure and Sanary-sur-Mer in France, and the French Riviera's glamorous Saint-Tropez and Nice before sliding into Monaco's casino capital of Monte Carlo.

Carrying a maximum of just 112 guests served by 95 crew, the mega motor cruiser's prices for the eight nights begin from US$4287pp twin share including award-winning cuisine, selected wines, spirits and bar drinks, power and sail water-sports, golf simulator, fitness centre, port charges and taxes, and even staff and crew gratuities.

For full details see travel agents or visit www.seadream.com

HIGHLIGHTS OF PORTS ALONG THE WAY:

. Cartagena is famed for its history and architecture dating back to 227BC.
. Valencia has been a particularly vibrant tourism hub since the mid-1990s, known for its dining, nightlife and cultural attractions.
. Barcelona is renowned for its Gothic Quarter architecture and the church of the Sagrada Familia (Family) that was begun in 1882 and is still not expected to be completed until around 2026.
. Collioure is noted for its local wines.
. Sanary-Sur-Mer is reputedly the sunniest place in France with 280 days of sunshine a year.
. Saint-Tropez is renowned for its beaches and history of topless and nude bathing going back to the mid-1960s.
. Nice is renowned for its sunny weather, beaches and public parks and gardens.


PHOTO CAPTION:

[] SEADREAM II tucked into the marina on a visit to Monte Carlo. (SeaDream yacht club)